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America loves television. America loves television so much that last year there were 180 original scripted shows that aired on cable alone. While cable and streaming shows have been receiving a lot of love from the awards ceremonies of late, apparently, the average American is still very much a fan of regular broadcasts.
Anyone who has been paying attention to The Big Bang Theory over the past several years should know that show crushes in the ratings. The higher the rating for a series the better its ad revenue typically is, and The Big Bang Theory is topping the list of programs where money raked in from advertisements is concerned.
The good folks at TorrentFreak have compiled their list of most illegally downloaded shows. The company does this once every few months, with the winter list topped by Game of Thrones and featuring the likes of Dexter, The Big Bang Theory, Homeland, and Breaking Bad. During the spring, however, some of the most torrented shows remained the same, while others fell well off of the list.
Big Bang Theoryís cast of regulars has increased by one. When the sixth season premieres in September, Kevin Sussman will take on a new status as a series regular, upgraded from recurring, although he is still not expected to appear in every episode. Looks like Stuart might be selling some more comic books this season.
Man, there are a hell of a lot of awards shows. How many different times can the 1% everybody seems so occupied with lately get all dolled up, walk down a red carpet and congratulate each other on their phenomenal work that is assuredly worth the six to seven figure paychecks they received in return. Sorry. Some awards shows seem alright, particularly the ones that don't take themselves too seriously, something like The People's Choice Awards even if they are more than a little overblown. And at least they found a cute and funny host this year.
As if the Teen Choice 2010 awards ceremony wasnít already packed with nomination categories, Fox released a new list of additional nominations, which should please fans of Glee, Community and The Vampire Diaries, among others!
CBS has announced dates for their premiere schedule for the fall and youíll find no surprises. We already knew that Medium was making the jump to CBS from the Upfronts
Weíre in the final run for the network Upfronts as CBS has announced their fall primetime schedule. Thereís nothing really notable hereÖoh wait, is that Medium I see on the new schedule?
CBS uses Paris Hilton in the first salvo of the late night talk show wars about to commence between Craig Ferguson and Jimmy Fallon. Perhaps CBS feels that Fallon needs an upper hand in the beginning of this battle, because a Paris promotion is the last thing Ferguson fans would be interested in.
Reports are flying around that most of the series airing on the major networks on Monday nights are already suffering in the ratings. Foxís Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles got off to a good start when it premiered earlier in September but the ratings have dropped significantly since then
Fallís not that far away and as the summer shows are beginning to wrap up, Iíve been finding myself wondering when to expect some of my favorite shows to return from the summer hiatus. So I figure nowís as good a time as any to get started on the big premiere schedule. Weíll be posting previews for all of the new and returning shows this season and as always, the schedule is a work in progress.
It looks like CBS is gearing up for a busy fall season. Based on their season and series premiere schedule, the fall season will officially start for the Eye with the premiere of Survivor: Gabon on September 18th. Following that, theyíll bring back their Monday comedy line-up with the premieres of The Big Bang Theory, How I Met Your Mother, Two and a Half Men and one of their new series, Worst Week.
CBSís 2008 fall schedule is up and I donít know about anyone else but Iím extremely pleased to see that How I Met Your Mother is on it. Unfortunately for the, the same cannot be said for the recently cancelled Moonlight but CBS has added a handful of new series to the lineup.
It looks like 11 of CBSí series will be returning next season. The network made the announcement this week and itís good news for the CSI series, Criminal Minds and Ghost Whisperer. Unfortunately, the fate of some CBS shows is still unknown at this point.
Now, with writers returning to work today, itís time to get down to brass tacks. The staff, crew and actors of our favorite shows are scrambling to get reorganized and figure out how many new episodes, if any we can expect for the rest of the season. Here's your guide to the fates of 40(!) different series.